The hit TV series Glee is currently on its 4th season and it is still getting the same popularity as it was first shown. Glee showcases talents of the characters through singing songs from classics to recent hits. They are not just beautiful actors but magnificent singers, too. Some of the well-known songs that the cast has performed with their own renditions are “Firework” by Katy Perry, “Toxic” by Britney Spears and “Don’t Stop Believing” by The Journey. However, despite of having younger audiences, their choices of songs have not been limited to just songs from the famous artists of today. They have also chosen songs from the year of great ballads – the 80s. Here are some of the songs they sang during on various episodes.
The Glee cast left a remarkable version of “True Colors” that is originally done by Cyndi Lauper before Season 1 has ended. Phil Collins has also his own rendition of this heartwarming song. It was a perfect song to end the season.
“Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield was also in the Glee’s song list which was performed by Finn Hudson. The song is about unrequited love with an up tempo melody but sends a sad message. It was originally released in 1981. Rick Springfield received an award for that song. It was a huge hit.
“Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler is another yet 80s song that was released in 1983 and was a big hit then, making it number 6 for the whole year in the billboard hit charts. The Glee members who gave a lovely rendition to this song are Finn, Puck, Jesse and Rachel.
In another episode, Finn Hudson also performed his own version of “Don’t Dream It’s Over”. It was originally sung by Crowded House which was out in 1986. Upon its release, it immediately reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Another 80’s song from the movie Flashdance entitled “What a Feeling” originally sung by Cara was also performed by Rachelle’s character. Until now, that rendition still has the same impact like it was first aired on the radio.
Through new and brilliant music arrangements, the generation today is now being introduced to the music of the 80s. Thanks to TV shows like Glee and to its amazing staff and crew because they continuously give new meaning and reintroduce songs that have meaningful messages which once been a significant part of lives of the older generations.